The Pleasantville Circle of Friends
The Folk Circle and Open Mike Coffee House are held in the St John's Parish Hall at 8 Sunnyside Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570. (914) 282-2542 is Jim's phone number if you have questions or want to give it out to interested friends. We always meet on the Second Friday of the Month for the Folk Circle. The Open Mike is held on the following night from September through April. There are times when the Open Mike will be on the third Saturday, much to everyone's confusion, if the first day of the month is a Saturday.
Folk Circle begins at 8 PM. You may arrive before, if you like, to warm up or tune up. Expect to put $5 in the basket to cover expenses including coffee, tea, lights, etc. Potluck is welcomed at the refreshment table--bring a little something to share.
Open Mike- Coffee House opens at 6:30 PM. Expect to pay $10 when you walk in and potluck refreshments are welcome--bring a little something to share. The music begins at 7:30 with a set by your hosts, Nannyhagen Creek, followed by the Open Mike performers. The show is usually finshed by 11 PM.
Open Mike sign-up for performers begins at 6:30 PM when the house opens. There is a limit of 18 performance slots. Performers should also expect to pay $10 when signing up. This is the same amount audience members pay. We have a professional sound system and technicians to help performers set up. There are practice rooms for warming up. The audience size varies from thirty to eighty people and a video recording may be made of performers that may be posted on youtube.
Search for Pleasantville Circle or Nannyhagen Creek to get an idea of what to expect. No matter when a performer signs up, the actual performance times will be drawn in a lottery at 7:30, just before the show. All Open Mike performers have a two song limit, not to exceed eight minutes.
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